Counseling Services

What is a School Counselor?

School counselors are certified/licensed educators who improve student success for ALL students by implementing a comprehensive school counseling program.

School counselors design and deliver school counseling programs that improve student outcomes. They uphold the ethical and professional standards of ASCA and promote the development of the school counseling program based on the following areas of the ASCA National Model: define, deliver, manage, and assess.

How to meet with the School Counselor

  • Self-Referral by Student
    Students may complete a request form or ask permission to come to the office.
  • Teacher Referral
  • Parent Referral
  • Administrative Referral
  • Peer Referral


What you say in here, stays in here.


  • Someone is hurting you.
  • You want to hurt someone.
  • You want to hurt yourself.
  • You give me permission to share with a trusted adult.
If you need your student to see a counselor, please contact us.


Here to help with:

  • Friendship problems
  • Setting goals
  • Working well with others
  • Feeling good about yourself
  • Adjusting to school
  • Learning how to make decisions
  • Managing your feelings (stress, worry, anger)
  • Dealing with peer pressure + bullying


Here to help with:

  • Explore ways to help your child succeed
  • Improving parent-child communication
  • Referrals for community services
  • Understanding the developmental changes of childhood
  • Encourage your child to advocate for their needs

School Counseling Curriculum

The Milton Middle School counseling program is designed to focus on improving school climate and increasing academic performance. School-wide programs focus on bullying prevention, kindness promotion, tolerance, and respect.

Academic Development

  • Affecting learning in school + across the lifespan.
  • Academic preparation for post-secondary options.
  • Relationship of academics, work, family + community.

Social/Emotional Development

  • Interpersonal skills to respect self + others
  • Decision making, setting goals + taking action to achieve goals
  • Strategies to achieve future career goals
  • Relationship with personal qualities + education

Career Development

  • Investigate the world of work to make informed decisions
  • Strategies to achieve future career goals
  • Relationship with personal qualities + education

Small Groups

Groups are based on students' needs and run intermittently throughout the school year. They are led by the counselor and include 4 to 6 students who share similar concerns or issues. This is a great way for students to learn new skills, practice new behaviors, and better understand how to deal with life’s problems. Group meeting times will vary but in general, they run weekly for 6 weeks during the school day.
  • Family Changes
  • Social Skills
  • Stress Management
  • Peer Conflict
  • Emotional Regulation